16 December 2007 . 1 February 2008 . 7 February 2008 . 9 February 2008 . 12 February 2008 . 12 February 2008 (PM) . 13 February 2008 . 22 February 2008 . 5 March 2008 . 5 March 2008 (PM) . 8 March 2008 (AM) . 8 March 2008 (PM) . 9 March 2008
Well, it's pretty. But please make it stop.
We had a huge dump of snow in mid December.
A thaw that melted ALL the snow in early January tantalized us into thinking that winter was over... silly us:
That snow disappeared enough from the roads so that we were able to ride our bikes on 2 February. And then it started snowing on 3 February again. And it just keeps coming. On 6 February, while it was snowing, there was lightning. Is this an omen?
Then it snowed a little more and that turned to rain. Then almost immediately, the temperature plunged to around -10C making the roads and poorly cleared sidewalks very treacherous. (Why on earth do people think that sprinkling salt on mountains of snow is a good idea? Do they not notice the horrible slush at around freezing. Do they not notice more clearly the bumpy ice when it is below the temperature that salt water freezes?) Then more snow fell...
The low temperatures held. And then MORE snow fell. (Unfortunately, I'm not skilled enough with the camera and the snow that was falling fairly heavily has not shown up on these photos.)
And even MORE snow fell.
Clearing the front walk AGAIN.
And this is what we woke up to. Believe it or not, we DID shovel a path to the garage the day before.
We thought maybe things were finally thawing out when it rained and rained. But silly us, no. Here's how it looked a couple of days after the big rain fall.
Excuse me, but did I not ask that the snow stop falling? Perhaps I was not clear? Please, make it stop! Pretty please. With sugar on top.
16 December 2007 . 1 February 2008 . 7 February 2008 . 9 February 2008 . 12 February 2008 . 12 February 2008 (PM) . 13 February 2008 . 22 February 2008 . 5 March 2008 . 5 March 2008 (PM) . 8 March 2008 (AM) . 8 March 2008 (PM) . 9 March 2008blog from OUR kitchen